The Comedian's-eye View of 10/14/98
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 98 16:48:03 -0700
Subject: The Comedian's-eye View of 10/14/98
Excerpted-from: 10/14/98 -- ShopTalk
Wednesday October 14, 1998
"The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes and come back
and help design and build and test them. The fact that women are not
in this field is a fact of our social order."
- John Glenn, testifying before Congress in 1962 against a
group of women who became known as the Mercury 13 who were
applying to join the space program
Rock the Boat: Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas more than 500
years ago this week. "He thought he discovered India. Historians blame his
error on the El Nino of 1492." (Kenny Noble Cortes)
Tyson Tops: Psychiatrists say Mike Tyson is fit to box. Don't expect too
much from him at first. He hasn't been in the ring now for over an ear.
Morning Glory: Kathie Lee Gifford announced that starting next month she's
going to sing the opening theme of her show. "Regis Philbin announced that
starting next month he's going to be late for work every day." (Conan
A Mind Is a Terrible Thing To Waste: Congress has just approved a two-year
plan to spend $520 million in an effort to encourage young people to read.
Personally, I think it's a great idea. Hey! Look at how many young people
they got to read with just the $50 million they spent on Ken Starr's report.
In Hollywood: A bankruptcy judge in Florida has approved a plan that will
allow the financially strapped Burt Reynolds to keep his property. "It
seems they won't seize his assets, as long as he agrees not to make any more
'Smokey & the Bandit' movies." (Rudolph J. Cecera)
Thin-Skinned: "Ally McBeal" star Calista Flockhart is denying reports that
she's starving herself. However, she did just sign a new contract at
$120,000 an episode. "Who says you can never be too rich or too thin."
© 1998 Peter Langston